IND vs NZ, IND vs BAN: BCCI on Monday announced Team India for all 4 series against New Zealand and Bangladesh. Hardik Pandya and Shikhar Dhawan were given command.
The Indian squad for the 4 series against New Zealand and Bangladesh was announced on Monday. After the ongoing T20 World Cup in Australia, Team India will play 3 T20 and 3 ODI series against New Zealand. After that, the Indian team will play a series of 3 ODIs and 2 Test matches against Bangladesh. Indian captain Rohit Sharma, star batsman Virat Kohli and opener KL Rahul have been rested from the two series against New Zealand. Hardik Pandya will lead Shikhar Dhawan’s T20 and ODI team against New Zealand. The 4 teams will also feature many new faces. However, the names of Prithvi Shah, Hanuma Vihari and Rituraj Gaikwad did not appear. Also, it is noteworthy that Dinesh Karthik, who got a place in the T20 World Cup, was not selected for these 4 series.
Dinesh Karthik is stubborn..
Dinesh Karthik, who returned to the T20 team with a strong performance in the IPL, was left out. Although he was injured in the T20 World Cup match against South Africa, the tour of New Zealand is still 17 days away. He was not named in the 15-member squad.
Rest for star players..
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul will return home after the World Cup. All three will not feature in the New Zealand tour. In the absence of Rohit and Kohli, Pandya and Dhawan will take over the captaincy duties. The three stars will be back on the tour of Bangladesh. Rohit will be seen as the captain of Bangladesh tour.
First chance for Dayal..
Fast bowler Yash Dayal got a prize for his excellent performance in the IPL and got a chance in the Indian team for the first time. He was named in the 15-member squad for the 3-match ODI series against Bangladesh. At the same time, Ravindra Jadeja, who missed the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup due to injury, will return to the field from the Test series against Bangladesh.
Chinaman coming back..
Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav is back in the Test team. Got a chance in T20 and ODI series with New Zealand. Meanwhile, he will also feature in the 2-Test series against Bangladesh. Meanwhile, Kuldeep last played a Test match for India against England in February 2021.
No chance for domestic stars..
BCCI has selected the team for 4 series. But, the names of Rituraj Gaikwad, Prithvi Shah and Hanuma Vihari did not appear anywhere in these four series. Meanwhile, Shah also performed well in the domestic tournament. Shah scored 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries in the last 10 matches. At the same time, Gaikwad also created waves for Maharashtra in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He scored 2 centuries in the last 6 T20 matches.